Great for macOS and browser extensions
Andrew Liakh | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 11, 2018

Great for macOS and browser extensions

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Paddle

We use Paddle in our browser extensions to provide in-app purchase functionality. We also use Paddle and DevMate integration to sell licenses for our macOS application. It handles trials, as well as blocking the app usage if the user didn’t provide a license. We also use Paddle for in-app analytics for our Mac App Store app to collect user behavior data.
  • macOS application licensing/trials
  • JavaScript-based purchase page for web
  • Webhooks
  • Paddle support can be better
  • Paddle documentation lacks some important information
  • Mac analytics is very basic and limited
  • Paddle takes only 5% of sales, in comparison to 30% as Apple does.
  • We added browser extension in-app purchases thanks to Paddle, which now generate our revenue.
  • Stripe
We tried using Stripe before Paddle, but it was a pain integrating it and it lacked the licensing. Paddle allows us just to add a payment button and don’t ever think about payment methods, we don’t have to make a separate button for card payments and another one for PayPal. Paddle does all this in their checkout process.
Paddle is perfect if you want to sell your macOS app from your website. It’s also very good if you want to provide in-app purchases in your web application or browser extension. It’s easy to integrate and the integration rarely needs any changes. It won’t be as good for e-commerce.

Paddle Feature Ratings

Product catalog & listings
Not Rated
Product management
10
Bulk product upload
Not Rated
Branding
Not Rated
Mobile storefront
Not Rated
Product variations
Not Rated
Website integration
10
Visual customization
Not Rated
CMS
Not Rated
Abandoned cart recovery
Not Rated
Checkout user experience
10
eCommerce security
Not Rated
Promotions & discounts
Not Rated
Personalized recommendations
Not Rated
SEO
Not Rated
Multi-site management
10
Order processing
10
Inventory management
Not Rated
Shipping
Not Rated
Custom functionality
Not Rated